Mascara Monday: One by One Maybelline
So this will be the first of MANY mascara posts for you ladies. Figured I’ll do one every few weeks so if there is a brand you want me to test just let me know. I’ll use the mascara for up to a week and then post my opinions and pictures on it.
Volum’ Express One by One (waterproof)
Cost: $6.49 at Target
Ok for the record and I’ll put it out there now…I HATE doing negative reviews! My rule is to send the remaining product back to the company if it was gifted and explain that it’s just not for me. I hate negativity. My boyfriend on the other hand doesn’t agree and said I should put up the bad too so I can help a girl from having possibly the same experience. Ok he makes a point, right? I wanted to so love this product, hell I want to love all products, but it’s just not going to happen. This is of course MY personal opinion and experience with One by One mascara.
Let’s start with packaging, I don’t quite get yet why companies are putting these stoppers on the top of the mascara tube but for the life of me I could not get this one off. I had to succumb to running it under scalding hot water so the plastic would expand and give a little. Btw it’s just a waste of plastic, if you want to show off the brush make it part of the display.
The application was nice I must say. It did NOT clump at all!! The brush was nice and fat (I like fat brushes) and just combed right through my lashes. It didn’t do much to make my lashes seem full though which is the main thing I’m usually after. The formula was not overly wet for initial use so you can just open and start using (not sure what I’m talking about see my mascara transition).
Removal of this mascara was HORRIBLE!!! I’ve used waterproof formulas before and never has such a difficult time in removing one. Flash back to the first night I had to remove it, from personal experience usually J&J baby wash does a great job in removing waterproof mascara so I bust that out. Start rubbing lightly–nothing happens…rub a little harder–lashes clump together in large clumps. Ok weird. Rinse. Bust out makeup remover #1–nothing. Slight panic. Makeup remover #2–little pieces of mascara start to flake out taking some lashes with them. Light bulb! Grab Vaseline (yea you heard me-this is an OLD and I repeat OLD way they used to take off makeup) and rub a little onto my lashes trying to breakup whats left. Wash again with J&J to get the now Vaseline off my eyes, followed by eye makeup remover #2 again to clean up any remaining residue. I then grabbed my eye cream and rubbed more on then usual to treat my eye area after this crazy experience.
Oh btw in case you were wondering I did this 3 more nights in a row to make sure if I wasn’t frustrated enough the first night I was definitely by night #3. I tossed it in the trash and will gladly take the $6.49 hit not to ever deal with that again.
Final thought…if you must buy this mascara do NOT buy the waterproof!
Sorry I have no pictures for you as the mascara didn’t make it through a week.